This video introduces research from a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council on examining the ways in which cities around the world are responding to climate change. The Urban Transitions Project is led by Prof Harriet Bulkeley, a researcher at IHRR and the Dept of Geography at Durham Universiy. The project is looking at how climate change innovations are being shaped, how responsibilities for addressing climate change are being allocated, and how issues of socio-environmental justice enable and constrain the possibilities for rapid urban transitions in response to climate change.
The Urban Transitions project has mapped out what cities around the globe are doing to respond to climate change, pointing to how we can reduce emissions and strengthen resilience.
This is part of a series of ‘Planet and people’ videos from the ESRC on the contributions made by the social sciences to environmental research.